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Summer Bridge Student Success Program 2024

Summer Bridge Student Success is a six-week transition program that helps incoming first-year students adjust to Jefferson by providing academic enrichment, social engagement, community building, and co-curricular learning activities.

Program participants can expect to:

  • Learn about campus resources and support services
  • Understand best practices to successfully navigate college 
  • Gain a better understanding of which field to pursue in college
  • Form lasting connections with peers, faculty, and staff
  • Engage in off-campus field trips for educational and team-building purposes
  • Receive academic, personal, and career advice from trained leaders
  • Receive continued support throughout your first semester

The program is designed to ease participants' personal and academic transition from high school to college. Students will also participate in activities designed to supplement their summer experience by engaging in high-impact learning experiences often facilitated by units such as the Learning Common (tutoring services), Office of Belonging and Community Engagement, Office of Student Engagement, academic departments, and community partners.

Additionally, cultural and recreational activities are significant components of the program, as students are introduced to the college and the array of opportunities and resources available in the Metro Louisville area and in the Commonwealth.

Students who are accepted and complete the program will earn credit towards their Freshman Year Experience Class and will be eligible to receive a free laptop. Field trips will be included at no cost.

Registration Form

When Is Summer Bridge Student Success?

The program will run for a full six weeks (June 17-July 24, 2024) at no cost to the participant. All weeks are 9 a.m.-12 p.m., except the Closing Program and the week you select for your JEFF Day.

  • Monday, June 17, 2024
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2024
  • Monday, June 24, 2024
  • Tuesday, June 25, 2024
  • Monday, July 1, 2024
  • Tuesday, July 2, 2024
  • Monday, July 8, 2024
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2024
  • Monday, July 15, 2024
  • Tuesday, July 16, 2024
  • Monday, July 22, 2024
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2024
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2024 (Closing Program)

Program perks

Program Perks will be announced to all pre-registrants once solidified in the Spring of 2024. Examples of past perks in the Summer Bridge Program:

  • Free laptop
  • Free exclusively logoed Jefferson backpack
  • Free meals during the program
  • Free field trips to Muhammad Ali Center, Roots 101, Activate Games
  • Book awards up to $250
  • Free Jefferson shirt and swag